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Francine Steadman Krulak

Mindfulness Matters: 5 Questions With Francine Steadman Krulak

Inspired and determined to seize her opportunity to create a tool to contribute to the world of wellness, Francine Steadman Krulak founded BuddhaBooth.

Develop a Mindset of Prosperity in Youth

Develop a Mindset of Prosperity in Youth

This month at DOC, we’ve been thinking about wealth. Not about money—not what it means to be rich, but what it means to live a rich life.

Zero Waste Challenge

The First Low Waste Week

Help youth see how their decisions affect their environment with this zero waste challenge created by Amer Jandali, Founder of Future Meets Present.

Health Paths Through PBL

Helping Children Chart Their Own Health Paths Through PBL

Children receive a lot of instruction when it comes to their health: from family members and caregivers, from school, from the government. The information children receive about how to take care of their health is ever-changing and often conflicting.

Young Sharks

Young Sharks: Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Young Sharks curriculum introduced the entrepreneurial mindset to youth using, as an example, local hero and successful entrepreneur Jessica O. Matthews, Founder and CEO of Uncharted Play.

Sonia Toledo

Knowing my Why is the Root of my Success

In 2008, I got the courage to start my own professional development company. I have been designing my purpose for this company for the last 11 years.

Get a pulse – use ice breakers to break down barriers.

This blog is being reposted in partnership and permission from the BOOST Breakfast Club and BOOST Collaborative. http://boostcafe.org/ and http://www.boostconference.org/about-us We strongly believe in a few holistic approaches to youth development.  Using ice breakers to break down barriers and help build their toolbox towards resiliency is one philosophy. Below are three tips to help you build […]

Lady Gaga Shares On Evil And Humanity

This blog is being reposted in partnership and permission from the BOOST Breakfast Club and BOOST Collaborative. http://boostcafe.org/ and http://www.boostconference.org/about-us How To Use This Video With Your Students! The discussion of evil is resonating with adults and children around the world in these last months. Something of horrific proportions is occurring on a global scale […]

Making Real World Connections for Your Students – Project based Learning

There are so many issues facing young people today.  From poverty to climate change it will take creative problem solving to come up with viable solutions in the next millennium.  To prepare students for this type of challenge requires innovative, cutting edge pedagogy designed to encourage critical thinking while teaching life skills.    Project Based Learning […]

Social Emotional Learning

Meeting Your Kid’s Needs Learning is not confined to academics, it goes beyond that. Children need skills to understand, cope with and manage their emotions. This phenomenon termed as social-emotional learning or SEL is one of the essential skills children need to be successful.   Social emotional competencies support children in effective problem solving, resiliency […]